PRESS RELEASE – The new home of Kentucky baseball has been officially named Kentucky Proud Park after approval by the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees on Friday. The name is a tribute to farmers and businesses of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the Big Blue Nation.
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Former Kentucky baseball coach Keith Madison once had a dream about a day like Saturday. A day when the Wildcat baseball team would move into a new home. The construction process is still ongoing on the $49 million stadium, but head coachNick Mingione was able to take his team into the team areas of the stadium for the first time on Saturday. Read more here. Watch video here. View press release and photo gallery here.
How is it possible a $50 million stadium can be even more amazing than you dreamed? Take a walk with our guys as they saw it for the first time last night and you'll see! #WeAreUK pic.twitter.com/DgBSxVUr48
— Kentucky Baseball (@UKBaseball) August 26, 2018
University of Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer suggested on the Big Orange Caravan tour last week that he plans for the 26-year-old Lindsey Nelson Stadium, home of the Volunteers baseball team, to receive a significant upgrade during his time as athletic director. Read more here.
The University of Florida’s University Athletic Association has put together a proposal for a new baseball stadium less than a year after the Gators won the 2018 national title. Read more here. Learn more details and view renderings from Populous here.
The LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday approved the expansion of the baseball hitting facility at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field. The project will add 4,300 square feet of space to the facility, including a 3,500 square-foot weight room. Read more and view rendering gallery here.
On Thursday, the Kentucky Baseball program held a “topping-out” ceremony to celebrate a milestone moment in the construction of the new stadium, which is on schedule to be completed in late Summer/early fall of 2018. Read more and watch news report here.